Hand #9: Jeff Coburn opened the action for 175,000 from middle position and was called by Maurice Hawkins one seat to his left. It was folded to Andrew Teng in the big blind who also called.
The flop came . All three players checked. The turn was the and Teng checked. Coburn bet 240,000, then Hawkins and Teng both folded. Coburn showed . "Ooooooh," said Maurice Hawkins. "That's pretty good. That's pretty good."
Hand #10: Andrew Dick opened for 175,000. Stephen Graner reraised to 430,000. It was folded back to Dick who folded as well, and Graner picked up the pot.
Hand #11: James Duke raised to 200,000. Everyone folded and Duke picked up the blinds and antes.
Hand #12: Maurice Hawkins opened under the gun for 180,000. Stephen Graner called from middle position after thinking for a bit. "You took all that time just to make a call," said Hawkins. One seat to Graner's left, Bradley Anderson squeezed to 455,000. It was folded back to Hawkins who quickly let his hand go.
Graner took a bit longer to make his decision and ultimately decided to reraise to 960,000. Anderson then put in another raise, this time to 2.2 million. Graner folded and Anderson added over a million in chips to his stack.
Hand #13: Maurice Hawkins received a walk in the big blind.
Hand #4: The action folded to Jonathan Dimmig in the cutoff and he min-raised to 160,000. Everyone else behind him mucked their cards and Dimmig scooped the blinds and antes.
Hand #5: Stephen Graner raised to 160,000 from under the gun and Andrew Dick called in the big blind. The dealer fanned the flop. Dick checked and then folded when Graner bet 100,000.
Hand #6: White chips have been introduced, worth 100,000 each. Andrew Dick limped from the small blind and Stephen Graner checked his option one seat over. On the flop, Dick bet 160,000 and was called. Both then checked down the turn and the river. Dick showed but it was no good against the of Graner.
Hand #7: Jason Johnson moved all in for 1,055,000 from middle position and picked up the blinds and antes.
Hand #8: Andrew Teng raised to 175,000 from under the gun; Maurice Hawkins called as did James Duke in the big blind. Duke and Teng checked the flop, Hawkins bet 200,000 and only Teng called. The showed up on the turn and both players checked. The then completed the board, Teng checked and Hawkins bet 440,000. After Teng folded, Hawkins showed .
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Hand #1: James Duke had the button. Andrew Teng completed from the small blind. Jonathan Dimmig made it 200,000 from the big blind. Andrew Teng made the call.
The flop came . Teng checked and Dimmig bet 210,000. Teng folded.
Hand #2: Bradley Anderson opened for 170,000 from middle position. Everyone folded and Anderson picked up the blinds and antes.
Hand #3: Stephen Graner opened for 160,000 from middle position. James Duke reraised to 425,000. It was folded back to Graner who tanked for approximately 30 seconds before making the call. The flop came . Graner led out for a bet of 375,000. Duke pursed his lips while rocking slightly in his chair. He then made a huge raise to 2 million total. Graner wasted little time and moved all in. Duke took only a few seconds before calling.
Graner turned over and Duke was ahead with . Graner needed a four or ace to take the lead. The turn was the keeping Duke in the lead. The river was the and Duke has doubled up to move into the chip lead over Graner.
The first seven-figure payday of the 2014 World Series of Poker will be awarded today as Event #8: $1,500 Millionaire Maker No-Limit Hold'em comes to a conclusion. We're down to the final nine and, while there might not be any huge names taking part in the festivities today, each of them is looking to make his mark on the poker world. With first place being worth a staggering $1,319,587 and all nine spots guaranteed at least a six-figure payday, the poker action will be dramatic and compelling. Stephen Graner comes in with a commanding chip lead, holding over one-third of the chips in play with 12,005,000.
Graner has eight other players, though, who aren't just going to hand him that million dollars. James Duke sits second in chips with 4,645,000 and is followed closely by Andrew Teng who has 4.375,000. The chip leader for most of Day 3, Andrew Dick, is fourth with 4,185,000 and is joined at the final table by Maurice Hawkins who is looking to add to his poker resume with a big cash here.
Here is how the final table looks as we enter play today:
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